Bill Bolsover

Unsung heroes? Supporting construction products

The new Chairman of the UK’s Construction Products Association, Bill Bolsover, has never been scared to get his hands dirty, which is good as he takes on the post at an uncertain time for the industry. This former miner and concrete plant manager talks to Rupal Mehta about the need for stronger Government backing for a sector that is vital to the UK economy.

Bricks from bacteria

Bricks, grown at room temperature from bacteria, sand, and urea, could drastically reduce the construction industry’s carbon footprint, their developer claims, at the American University of Sharjah in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Building under construction

Building in carbon

A technique for carbon profiling, as a solution for quantifying embodied and operational carbon in buildings, has been put forward in a report commissioned by the UK’s Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

Competition on nuclear R&D opens

The Technology Strategy Board has opened a competition on nuclear research and development.
Hanson offices Stewartby

Hanson awarded British Precast project prize

An office development on Hanson’s former brick works site at Stewartby, Bedfordshire, has won the 2010 British Precast Concrete Federation’s ‘best project’ award.